COG provides assistance to help its local government members create vibrant and thriving Activity Centers. COG has partnered with ULI-Washington to fund Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) in Activity Centers. TAPs provide local government awardees with tailored advice and recommendations on a particular project or location from a panel of experts from the real estate, finance, planning, transportation, engineering, and design fields. Over an intensive one-and-a-half day workshop, the panelists develop priority catalytic strategies to address a particular land use or development challenge and maximize the impacts of investment. TAPs awarded in the first year of this partnership addressed issues such as walkability and revitalization of a mall at a Metro station, land assemblage strategies at a suburban shopping center, and commercial development and placemaking along a major urban transit corridor.
The solicitation period for the next round of TAP applications will run from February 1, 2018 until April 2, 2018.
For more information about the program, please see ULI Washington’s Technical Assistance Panels in Activity Centers.